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Hello everyone, I posted this without the test scores a few months ago, and figured it would be best to start fresh.

I'm a current regional airline pilot trying to get a pilot slot with a guard fighter unit.

  • Age: 22
  • Finishing BS in Aeronautics from ERAU (should be finished end of Q2/beginning of Q3 2020)
  • GPA:  2.94 from one year of community college, 4.0 from ERAU
  • AFOQT: Pilot-99, Nav-99, AcadApt-70, Verbal-79, Quant-56 (I'll probably end up taking it again, opinions on if I should apreciated)
  • PCSM: 94
  • restricted ATP with 2150 hours, 650 airline hours, current CFI/CFII
  • LOR's from retired USAF Lt. Col./F16 driver, AA 737 captain/mentor, Chief Pilot
  • One year experience as CFI/CFII, year and a half with the airlines

As far as 'extra curriculars' go:

  • ALPA P2P for my airline
  • 6 years in CAP, started as a cadet, current senior member captain, national flight academy instructor, worked FEMA missions for Hurricane Harvey, RPA escort pilot

Just looking for your opinions and thoughts on my chances going forward, and any recommendations would be appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

 

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If I were you I'm not sure I would retake the tests. There are some units that will give you a hard time about the quantitative score, but some only care about your pilot score and PCSM. I'd start building out your packet and applying ASAP. Make sure your cover letter and resume are solid and you should be very competitive.

And FYI, I have not sat a board, this is based on comparisons to me and people I rushed and interviewed with before getting hired. So if bunch of guys who run hiring boards pop in and say something different, take their advice.

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1 hour ago, ecc97 said:

Hello everyone, I posted this without the test scores a few months ago, and figured it would be best to start fresh.

I'm a current regional airline pilot trying to get a pilot slot with a guard fighter unit.

  • Age: 22
  • Finishing BS in Aeronautics from ERAU (should be finished end of Q2/beginning of Q3 2020)
  • GPA:  2.94 from one year of community college, 4.0 from ERAU
  • AFOQT: Pilot-99, Nav-99, AcadApt-70, Verbal-79, Quant-56 (I'll probably end up taking it again, opinions on if I should apreciated)
  • PCSM: 94
  • restricted ATP with 2150 hours, 650 airline hours, current CFI/CFII
  • LOR's from retired USAF Lt. Col./F16 driver, AA 737 captain/mentor, Chief Pilot
  • One year experience as CFI/CFII, year and a half with the airlines

As far as 'extra curriculars' go:

  • ALPA P2P for my airline
  • 6 years in CAP, started as a cadet, current senior member captain, national flight academy instructor, worked FEMA missions for Hurricane Harvey, RPA escort pilot

Just looking for your opinions and thoughts on my chances going forward, and any recommendations would be appreciated.  Thank you in advance.

 

You have great scores, I would not re-take the AFOQT. You are young, so you have a lot of time to be rushing fighter units across the country and find which unit you mesh well with. Just be a good dude, don't be cocky, and have fun! Keep at it and you should find yourself in a fighter unit in a couple of years. Good luck!

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On 11/1/2019 at 1:38 PM, Desk Jobs Suck said:

You have great scores, I would not re-take the AFOQT. You are young, so you have a lot of time to be rushing fighter units across the country and find which unit you mesh well with. Just be a good dude, don't be cocky, and have fun! Keep at it and you should find yourself in a fighter unit in a couple of years. Good luck!

Ditto desk jobs, those are solid scores. I wouldnt want to risk lowering the 99 pilot/nav. 

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The 131st BW wants experienced pilots. You should take a look 

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